On Friday, Senator Cory Booker sent a letter to FERC (Federal Energy & Regulatory Committee) outlining his strong concerns regarding the NESE ( Northeast Supply Enhancement ) fracked gas project. “There are atleast 5 houses of worship within 2 miles of the {compressor engine} site…” Regarding the Raritan Bay pipeline expansion component, “Estimates show as much as “14,000 acres of the Bay may be impacted, with potential disruption of fishing, boating, and additional recreation”

As these fracked gas projects continue to plague New Jersey residential communities, we will continue to pressure elected officials who have been silent on this issue, including Gubernatorial candidates, and thank & urge those who have, to continue to reach their colleagues. A broad coalition of opponents to this unnecessary project have held rallies, educational events, and cavass drives in Central NJ & Bayshore communities to bring light to this issue. While opposing these unnecessary projects that benefit only Texas based gas companies, the New Jersey electorate is waking up to the dirty energy projects being rammed through with no real proof of need to Garden State residents, and without weighing environmental & health risks.

“Each of Senator Booker’s concerns and more echo what Food & Water Watch, Central Jersey Safe Energy Coalition,  Frankling Township Taskforce on the Compressor, New Jersey Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, other environmental and faith groups have outlined through federal commenting (intervening) channels over the past year. We thank Senator Booker’s continued advocacy on this environmentally dangerous and unsafe proposed project, and look forward to his continued activism with the federal approving body FERC, and bringing this issue into the public eye.” said Junior Romero, Central NJ Organizer with Food & Water Watch.

Senator Booker's letter to FERC can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByU-z8FgNzusM0FGeGJadUVIUkk/view?usp=sharing